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Liver Biopsy

Indications, Procedures, Results

Edited by Nobumi Tagaya

Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital, Japan

Liver biopsy is a procedure that involves obtaining a small piece of liver tissue, which is then analyzed in the laboratory. Liver biopsy may be used to evaluate a mass seen on images, diagnose unexplained liver diseases or abnormal liver function tests, and to determine the severity of the liver disease including hepatitis, fibrosis, and steatosis. Liver biopsy is an invasive procedure, and its complications are rare but potentially lethal. Therefore, it is necessary to perform liver biopsy safely from clinical aspect and to take specimen steadily from a pathological one. I hope this book addresses the future aspects of liver biopsy including role, indication, technique and evaluation. Furthermore, this book introduces new non-invasive alternatives including elastography and computer analysis of liver fibrosis.

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Liver BiopsyIndications, Procedures, ResultsEdited by Nobumi Tagaya

Published: November 21st 2012

DOI: 10.5772/46113

ISBN: 978-953-51-0853-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7044-0

Copyright year: 2012

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29020 Total Chapter Downloads

19 Crossref Citations

12 Web of Science Citations

33 Dimensions Citations


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1. Liver Biopsy - Indications, Procedures, Results

By Claudia Randazzo, Anna Licata and Piero Luigi Almasio


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2. Types of Liver Biopsy

By Nobumi Tagaya, Nana Makino, Kazuyuki Saito, Takashi Okuyama, Yoshitake Sugamata and Masatoshi Oya


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3. Rethinking the Role of Liver Biopsy in the Era of Personalized Medicine

By Teresa Casanovas Taltavull


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4. Safety and Reliability Percutaneous Liver Biopsy Procedure in Children with Chronic Liver Diseases

By Anna Mania, Paweł Kemnitz, Magdalena Figlerowicz, Aldona Woźniak and Wojciech Służewski


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5. Risks and Benefits of Liver Biopsy in Focal Liver Disease

By Letiția Adela Maria Streba, Eugen Florin Georgescu and Costin Teodor Streba


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6. Current Trends in Liver Biopsy Indications for Chronic Liver Diseases

By Jean-François Cadranel and Jean-Baptiste Nousbaum


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7. Primary and Metastatic Tumours of the Liver: Expanding Scope of Morphological and Immunohistochemical Details in the Biopsy

By Ilze Strumfa, Janis Vilmanis, Andrejs Vanags, Ervins Vasko, Dzeina Sulte, Zane Simtniece, Arnis Abolins and Janis Gardovskis


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8. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Pathological View

By Joaquín Cabezas, Marta Mayorga and Javier Crespo


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9. Liver Biopsy After Liver Transplantation

By Alpna R. Limaye, Lisa R. Dixon and Roberto J. Firpi


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10. Non-Invasive Evaluation of Liver Steatosis, Fibrosis and Cirrhosis in Hepatitis C Virus Infected Patients Using Unidimensional Transient Elastography (Fibroscan®)

By Monica Lupsor, Horia Stefanescu, Diana Feier and Radu Badea


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11. Computer Image Analysis of Liver Biopsy Specimens in Patients with Heroin Abuse and Coinfection (Tuberculosis, HCV, HIV)

By Ivan B. Tokin, Ivan I. Tokin and Galina F. Filimonova


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12. Future Aspects of Liver Biopsy: From Reality to Mathematical Basis of Virtual Microscopy

By Ludmila Viksna, Ilze Strumfa, Boriss Strumfs, Valda Zalcmane, Andrejs Ivanovs and Valentina Sondore


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13. Real-Time Tissue Elastography and Transient Elastography for Evaluation of Hepatic Fibrosis

By Hiroyasu Morikawa


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